The Aliens

July 30-August 30, 2015 / Thursday-Saturday at 8pm, Sunday at 5pm

Two angry young men sit behind a Vermont coffee shop and discuss music and Bukowski. When a lonely high-school student arrives on the scene, they decide to teach him everything they know. A play with music about friendship, art, love and death.


With: Grant McGowen, Andy Fleming, and Tanner Gill

Obie Award Winner for Best New American Play


"Pinch N' Ouch's intimate theatre space is perfectly suited for a story in which every detail builds upon itself... Like life, the production seems to resign itself to the situation with very understated denouement, but sends us off with a sense of collectivity in our shared alienation." -Edge Media Network


"The cast here is well-nigh perfect... It's a breakout performance for McGowen, who is the theatre’s artistic director. Andy Fleming’s morose, feisty Jasper is likewise flawless; and so is Tanner Gill’s young Evan... Again, these are talented, perfectly cast actors... “The Aliens” is startling, intimate, funny, and moving. I certainly would not miss it." -Atlanta Intown Paper


" of realistic, modern drama will appreciate the nuanced work taking place in this intimate setting... The Aliens is less driven by plot and more like an exploration of the spaces between the steps in a dance — for many theater-goers, it's those opportunities and connections where art really lives." - Creative Loafing


"The small but mighty cast at Pinch n’ Ouch does a fine job with the unusual work... Atlantans curious as to what all the fuss over Baker is about should be glad for a competent, thoughtful production from the always forward-looking and contemporary Pinch ‘n’ Ouch." - Arts Atl

In the Media:

‘The Aliens’ is high-quality theater on a smaller scale

Theatre Review: ‘The Aliens’ at Pinch ‘N’ Ouch Theatre

Playwright Annie Baker’s “The Aliens” derives its pleasures from silence

Edge Media Newtork Review - The Aliens at Pinch 'n' Ouch Theatre

If You're Going to Read Plays, Read Annie Baker's

Annie Baker Returns With The Aliens

Raw Truth - Pinch 'n' Ouch nurtures new plays and actors

Pinch ’n’ Ouch Theatre Is a Courageous Addition to Atlanta’s Performing Arts